The course BBHA12 is currently not being offered

Course code: BBHA12
Swedish title: Bokhistoria: Grundkurs
Credits: 30

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2012.

Study period: autumn semester 2012
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2012-09-03 – 2013-01-18
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-32201
Eligibility: General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: History A and Social Studies A or History 1b/1a1+1a2 and Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2


Kursen ger grundläggande kunskaper om den grafiska kommunikationens villkor, medier och dokument i ett historiskt och kulturvetenskapligt perspektiv. Samspelet mellan texter, deras materiella medier och samhällets förändring behandlas. Tyngdpunkten ligger på de tre kommunikationsrevolutionerna: övergången till dagens bokform under medeltiden, tryckets introduktion och den digitala revolutionen.

I undervisningen studeras grafiska dokument och deras framställning, teknik, ekonomi och estetik: böcker, tidningar, bildtryck och digitala texter. Skriftens teknologier från handskrift till digital skrift undersöks, liksom bibliografins historia, teori och praxis. I kursen behandlas också grafisk formgivning. Textens form har betydelse för vem som läser den och hur den blir läst. Orsakerna bakom förekomsten av olika former och versioner av en text diskuteras och publiceringens historia presenteras. Dokumentens distribution och kulturella betydelser studeras i ljuset av bokmarknadens, bibliotekens och läsningens utveckling och förändring.

Included parts

  • History of Books, Graphical Culture and Social Change, 15 credits
  • Graphical Technique and Form, 7.5 credits
  • Bibliography and Texts' Sociology, 7.5 credits
  • Examination 1 History of Books, 5 credits
  • Examination 2 History of Books, 5 credits
  • Examination 3 History of Books, 5 credits


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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